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Russka
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
"Impressive." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD Spanning 1800 years of Russia's history, people, poltics, and culture, Edward Rurtherford, author of the phenomenally successful SARUM: THE NOVEL OF ENGLAND, tells a grand saga that is as multifaceted as Russia itself. Here is a story of a great civilization made human, played out through the lives of four families who are divided by ethnicity but united in shaping the destiny of their land. "Rutherford's RUSSKA succeeds....[He] can take his place among an elite cadre of chroniclers such as Harold Lamb, Maurice Hindus and Henri Troyat." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE From the Paperback edition.
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Crazeedi
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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Still plugging away at this monster, good but author adds a ton of detail, 800 plus pages, also reading Lost Girls of Paris as a break.
#fridaynightbookclub
@JoScho @AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Craftylikefox @hermyknee @Tracy1 @darklydreaming @Jee_HookedOnBookz

cwarnier This is exactly how I feel right now. Just staying inside due to cold and my introvertedness coming out. Plus I am reading the Buried Giant. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow 😳😵 3mo
Crazeedi @cwarnier 👍I hear you, enjoy your book! 3mo
JoScho Yes! Enjoy the solitude 🖤 3mo
SamanthaMarie Haha I have sure felt like Charlie Brown at times lately 🤪😂 3mo
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Crazeedi
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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I've wanted to read for some time, and since I'm in recovery mode and not able to do much besides stumble around with my walker, I think this will keep me from doing something I shouldn't be doing! Thank you @Lynnsoprano

Freespirit Edward Rutherford is one of my favourite writers. I haven't read this one. I shall be interested in your review😊 4mo
Lynnsoprano Glad to be of service 😂 4mo
Lynnsoprano @Freespirit It‘s one of his earliest. My favorite Rutherford book is Sarum, but this is a close second. 4mo
Crazeedi @Freespirit I will be posting review! 4mo
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Crazeedi
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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I received a beautiful awesome surprise today from @Lynnsoprano . I've wanted to read this for forever! Thank you soooo much, you are too kind! #litsylove

Lynnsoprano I read this shortly before we left for six months in Prague, when my husband had sabbatical leave there. His background is Ukrainian, so he read this first, but for me this opened up a new world. I think it‘s one of Rutherford‘s best. Enjoy! And I‘ll send you a long email tomorrow 😄 4mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano 👍😊 4mo
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Marina_h
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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My first chunkster of the year! Enjoyable but a bit too long... but first task for the #aroundtheyearin52books challenge is completed. That's enough history lesson for now so next up is a psychological thriller.

#ATY2019

Crazeedi I have this ready to read next! 4mo
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Marina_h
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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First book of the year and first book for the #aroundtheyearin52books challenge! This year I'm using only books with 500+ pages, so why not start with a real doorstopper 😊
#readingchallenges

hilded I‘m in awe of you for doing the challenge with only 500+ books 👏🏻 Great way to finally get those fat ones read! And welcome to Litsy 😊 5mo
hilded These people are also doing the #AtY2019 challenge, so they could be nice to follow: @BarbaraBB @Liz_M @nomadreader @Gezemice @SaturnDoo @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MamaJody @LauraRenae (edited) 5mo
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BarbaraBB Thanks for the tag, @hilded ! Marina, are you really going to read 52 books of 500+ pages? Wow... 😄 (edited) 5mo
Marina_h @BarbaraBB I'm going to try at least 😉 I've reader fewer big books the last years because of too many different reading challenges, so 2019 is dedicated those big books I've wanted to read for a while. Let's see if I make it 😁 5mo
Crazeedi I want to read this one! 5mo
Marina_h @Crazeedi I'm soon halfway through and really enjoying it. Russia has an interesting history! 5mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Nice self imposed challenge 5mo
RaimeyGallant lol. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
Marina_h @Cinfhen yeah, I'm excited to see how if I'll be able to read all 52 books! 5mo
Gezemice I am in the ATY group, too! Is 500+ books a thing now? I know Jody is doing it... 5mo
Marina_h @RaimeyGallant thanks, I'll definitely have a look. It's nice with a few tips and tricks 😊 5mo
Marina_h @Gezemice lol, yeah I think I mentioned the idea and @MamaJody said great let's do it! It sounds crazy but I'm loving the idea more and more 5mo
MamaJody @Gezemice 500+ page books only is just a thing for the mildly insane. So me and @marina_h 🤣 Marina, your picture is very hyggeligt! (Did I use the right word?!) 5mo
Marina_h @MamaJody yep, you'll be learning Danish fast 😁😘 5mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy! 📚☕📚 4mo
Gezemice @MamaJody Hey, you around? You have not posted on Litsy for two years! And yeah, that is insane... unless your books are large print, double-spaced... which some of them are 😊 4mo
Marina_h @rather_be_reading thank you, I'm already loving it here! 4mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 4mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 4mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 4mo
BethM Welcome! 4mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! I salute you for taking this challenge of chunksters throughout the year! Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 4mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 4mo
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BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
MamaJody @Gezemice I am kind of around! I keep forgetting about Litsy and kind of struggle to find how to get into the community. I need to work on it! 4mo
Gezemice @MamaJody Just follow some of the people on this thread - they are active members :) I kinda was less active on Goodreads because of Litsy... so it goes both ways! 4mo
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ruskigurl16
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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Time to finally handle this behemoth. I feel a need to understand the land of my birth. #Russiangirl #currentlyreading 🖤🇷🇺

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jessberk13
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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Really excited about this awesome thrift store haul today! 😍😍😍

Soubhiville Nice! 12mo
DebinHawaii Great stack! 📚👍 12mo
Bostonmomx2 Love & Gelato so good. I just finished the next one, love & luck yesterday. Enjoy! 12mo
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LiteraryinLititz So many good ones! 12mo
sprainedbrain Wow! That is a great haul. 12mo
DebReads4fun Russka is so good! 12mo
svenezia Just FYI in my opinion Lucky You was incredibly dull. Quick read but it ended nowhere 11mo
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HDLtheGreat
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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This wasn't as good as yours others, but that could be due to the fact I listened to it instead of read it. I like learning about history this way in his books. Still, Paris is his best so far.

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ruskigurl16
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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I found a half-price sale on used books at the Media Library today. Grand total for this incredible book haul = $6. And yes, that is the special binding edition of Anne Rice on the bottom. #TBR #bookhaul #Yaass!! 😜😍❤️🖤📚🐛

rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 13mo
ruskigurl16 @rubyslippersreads I know, right? ❤️📚 13mo
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FriggTheBookWyrm
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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A good Pile-o-books haul from a used book store. Some of these were gifts, Russka was so good I can hardly stand it, and I still have Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell on my tbr shelf. I should really get to it, because I‘m absolutely sure I would love it.

Megabooks Nice finds! 👍🏻 1y
RaimeyGallant Thanks for the tag @Booksandcooks :) And welcome to Litsy, Lindsay! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. (edited) 1y
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MelAnn Nice stack! Welcome to Litsy! 1y
Chelleo Welcome! 🤗 1y
DebReads4fun Russka is one of my favorite books! Welcome to Litsy! 1y
RadicalReader @FriggTheBookWyrm What do you think of Litsy so far? 1y
FriggTheBookWyrm @RadicalReader I like Litsy. I like having my feed all full of pictures and reviews of books. I am not a big fan however, of all the welcome wagon comments on my posts. The first one, great, thank you. But after that? It‘s my third day on the site, and almost every comment on my posts has been “welcome to Litsy” and I don‘t like it. I feel singled out. Also, your comment about my appearance on my Dracula post made me very uncomfortable. 1y
RadicalReader @FriggTheBookWyrm I can understand how that can make you feel not a fan of the plethora of welcome posts. Can most definitely be unsettling, I apologize for making you feel unsettled with my comment about your appearance on your Dracula photo just was trying to compliment your appearance but I understand it may not be taken the way it‘s intended 1y
FriggTheBookWyrm @RadicalReader Thank you. I didn‘t think you had any bad intentions, but your comment hit me as over the top and I felt weird about it. I‘d rather connect over books, not looks! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 11mo
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chri
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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A big masterpiece! I hate Ivan the Terrible! I love Yanka! Full of suspence! True!

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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DivineDiana
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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This was loaned to me by a friend who knows I love to read. I know it means a lot to him, and I am honored that he wanted to share it with me. And then, it is a chunker that I would never have chosen for myself. Planning to alternate reading with my other books. #deweysreadathon

ReadingEnvy I've read and enjoyed other novels by this author but haven't read this one! I'll look for your review. 2y
RanaElizabeth Rutherford books are chunky but such a good, deep dive into the history of places. 2y
Reecaspieces This is one of my favs. Great book! 2y
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DivineDiana @ReadingEnvy Good! But I think it‘s going to take a while for my review! 😉 2y
DivineDiana @RanaElizabeth Thank you! I‘m sure I will learn a great deal! 2y
Bluebird I love Rutherfurd's books. I've not read this one yet, but it's on my shelf. 2y
DivineDiana @Bluebird The positive comments are giving me the strength to move forward! Such small print though. 🤔 2y
rabbitprincess Yes definitely break it up with lighter reads! 2y
Andrew65 I want to read Edward Rutherfurd, they are big books telling big stories! 2y
DivineDiana @Andrew65 This is my introduction to the author! 2y
Bluebird I hope you enjoy! I agree about breaking it up with lighter reading. My favorites are London and Sarum. (edited) 2y
DebReads4fun It is an excellent book! 2y
DivineDiana @Bluebird Thanks for the advice! 2y
batsy What @Andrew65 said! 😁 I've heard about this one. Will keep an eye out for your review. 2y
DivineDiana @batsy 👍🏻 2y
Fantasyfan James Rutherford's writing reminds me of Ken Follett, but over a longer time period in a single book. 2y
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msc1977
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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My Edward Rutherford collection is growing.
I love his books. The history of these great cities are captured brilliantly thru the generational stories of fictional families.
A great blend of historical facts and fiction.

BooksAndChopsticks Which ones are you missing? I'll keep an eye out 🤓 2y
msc1977 I need London and the Forest in hardcover. 2y
BooksAndChopsticks I'll keep an eye out :-)) 2y
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rabbitprincess
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Only on Chapter 6 but am calling this done. Way too many macho men for my liking. Also, extremely icky plot point of incest rape at one point.

DGRachel Thanks for the warning! 2y
rabbitprincess @DGRachel You're welcome! It made for uncomfortable reading on the train 😳 2y
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rabbitprincess
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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Christmas music on in the background and a rum and Coke at my elbow while I get back into Russka.

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rabbitprincess
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Incest rape? Was that plot point REALLY necessary?

Well, this book certainly won't be a Pick. 😖

Foxyfictionista Oh dear... That's not good. 3y
rabbitprincess It is a short plot point but so gratuitous. 3y
Lynnsoprano It's been so long since I read it, I don't remember that. My husband loved that book, but I much prefer Sarum as Rutherford's best. 3y
rabbitprincess @Lynnsoprano It happens somewhere between the 1000s and 1200s. Definitely a small incident over the book. Hoping to forget it! Today my favourite Rutherfurd is The Rebels of Ireland. 3y
rabbitprincess I also liked Sarum, especially reading it right before our trip to Stonehenge and environs 😊 3y
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rabbitprincess
Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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#bookanddinner today: turkey burgers stuffed with goat cheese (YUM) and accompanied by, in my case, a pint of Ambear Red Ale, brewed by Cameron's Brewing of Oakville, Ontario.

brilliantglow There is so much awesome in this photo. Love Edward Rutherfurd. And local beers. And goat cheese (though I've never had a turkey burger). If you can find it, I recommend Dead Elephant. It's an English IPA made in St. Thomas ON by Railway City Brewing Company. It's very tasty. ❤ 3y
rabbitprincess @brilliantglow Oh hey I have had Dead Elephant before! 😄 That is awesome to know someone else knows about it! My MIL's family is from St. Thomas so I sampled the local brew a couple of times. Their Black Coal stout is good as well 🍺👍 3y
brilliantglow My husband and I live in London lol we are big fans of railway city. Love their black coal stout. I actually like to use Black Coal in my stew when I make it. 👍😃😃 3y
rabbitprincess @brilliantglow That sounds yummy!! And if you see any Cameron's Brewing at your LCBO, I recommend the Captain's Log (golden lager) especially. Crisp and refreshing. 😄 3y
brilliantglow Thank you! I will be keeping my eye out for it. Definitely sounds like a must try 3y
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